One of my WIPs that is very close to my heart is a game of playing mythic Ireland.
Éire (also sometimes called Ériu in my notes) has been in my notes for many, many years and the system has changed based on what I have felt best suited it. Presently, and likely to be the final version, uses the ORCS system seen in Jason Vey's Spellcraft and Swordplay game. I chose that over say straight OD&D or some other clone because I like the feel of the game and it has some DNA in it that I really like.
Well the game has languished in the hell of my hard drive since the dawn of the d20 system. But last night I got inspiration from an unexpected source.
I was working with my son last night on his research paper on Ireland. We talked about the the Blight, the Troubles and even went back a bit to talk about St. Patrick and my personal favorite Finn MacCool. After telling him the story of the Salmon of Knowledge my son (whose name is Liam by the way) looked at me and said "this would make an awesome D&D game."
So I am rereading all my notes. Marveling at some, and wondering what the hell I was thinking with others.
No idea when I'll have it done. But I feel I should get it done soon. If for nothing else for my boys Liam and Connor, so they can learn a bit of their own heritage too.